Highlights of the 108th Meeting

The 108th stated meeting of the Presbytery of the James was held virtually. Some of the leaders were warmly welcomed to Tuckahoe and Lakeside Church was a second site where leaders hosted portions of the meeting. Teaching Elder Patrick Dennis, moderator, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. and led the presbytery in prayer.

June 2021 Meeting Materials and Instructions

The 108th stated meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This memo outlines the plans that have been developed and the steps that you and your church’s Commissioners should pursue to become fully prepared for the meeting. General Meeting Information Meeting Via Zoom Registration Tips Before the Meeting Tips

New Certification Program Supports the Work of Church Educators

A new national program is helping congregations strengthen their educational ministry. The Presbyterian Church (USA) supports excellence in this ministry through certifying its professional educators. The certification process establishes standards that an educator must achieve through a rigorous program of study and evaluation. The certified Christian educator program, however, is not easily accessible to many

Four Churches Certified as Earth Care Congregations

Four Presbytery of the James churches have been certified as 2021 Earth Care Congregations by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. This honor speaks to the great commitment the congregations have made to care for God’s earth. POJ honorees are Bon Air Church, Madison Church, Second Church in Richmond, and Westminster Church in Charlottesville. They are among

Public Policy Witness Ministry Advocates for Reforms

POJ’s Public Policy Witness (PPW) Ministry encourages clergy and congregations to engage in policy advocacy at local and state levels. For eight years, this ministry has worked with partners to promote affordable health care, public safety and prevention of gun violence, living wages, and accessible public transportation. Over the last year the ministry also has

Registration for Summer at Camp Hanover is Open

This time of pandemic has been a period of uncertainty and waiting. Waiting for healing, and direction, and answers, for ourselves, our congregations, and for Camp Hanover. Throughout this time, Camp Hanover, its staff, and the Board of Directors have remained hopeful. Through that hope this ministry has continued to grow and transform lives even